1940 Full Moon: Lunar Calendar, Moon Names, & Lunar Eclipses

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The Full Moon 1940 Calendar takes you back to the full moons in 1940, a seasonal blue moon, and lunar eclipses that occurred during the year.

A full moon occurs when the Earth is directly between the Sun and Moon so that the moon looks completely illuminated when you look at it. It happens about once a month or, 29.53 days on average.

Illustration of the moon phase for the dates of the full moons in 1940

The dates and times are for the United States Eastern Time Zone adjusted for Daylight Savings Time for part of the year.

What were the dates of the full moons in 1940?

In 1940 there were 12 full moons during the year. The names and dates of the full moons in 1940 were:

  1. January 24, 1940 6:22 PM EST: Super Wolf Moon
  2. February 23, 1940 4:55 AM EST: Super Snow Moon
  3. March 23, 1940 2:33 PM EST: Super Worm Moon
  4. April 21, 1940 11:37 PM EST: Super Pink Moon
  5. May 21, 1940 9:33 AM EDT: Full Flower Moon
  6. June 19, 1940 7:01 PM EDT: Full Strawberry Moon
  7. July 19, 1940 5:55 AM EDT: Full Buck Moon
  8. August 17, 1940 7:02 PM EDT: Full Sturgeon Moon
  9. September 16, 1940 10:41 AM EDT: Full Harvest Moon
  10. October 16, 1940 3:15 AM EST: Full Hunter’s Moon
  11. November 14, 1940 9:23 PM EST: Full Beaver Moon
  12. December 14, 1940 2:37 PM EST: Full Cold Moon

Full Moon Calendar 1940

In 1940 there were 12 full moons. The first full moon of 1940 was on Wednesday, January 24.

January 24, 1940 – Super Wolf Moon

The January 1940 Full Moon was on Wednesday, January 24, 1940 at 6:22 PM. The Super Wolf Moon was the second full moon of Winter. The January Full Moon was the Full Moon in Leo. Other names for the January Full Moon include the Ice Moon, Old Moon, Moon After Yule, and Snow Moon.

February 23, 1940 – Super Snow Moon

The February 1940 Full Moon was on Friday, February 23, 1940 at 4:55 AM. The Super Snow Moon was the last full moon of Winter. The February Full Moon was the Full Moon in Virgo. Other nicknames for the February full moon include the Hunger Moon, Chaste Moon, and Storm Moon.

March 23, 1940 – Super Worm Moon

The March 1940 Full Moon was on Saturday, March 23, 1940 at 2:33 PM. The Super Worm Moon was the first full moon of Spring. The March Full Moon was the Full Moon in Libra.

The lunar eclipse in March was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Other nicknames for the March Full Moon include: Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Lenten Moon.

April 21, 1940 – Super Pink Moon

The April 1940 Full Moon was on Sunday, April 21, 1940 at 11:37 PM. The Super Pink Moon was the second full moon of Spring. The April Full Moon was the Full Moon in Scorpio.

The lunar eclipse in March was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Other nicknames for April’s full moon include: Egg Moon, Full Sprouting Grass Moon, and Full Fish Moon (generally among the coastal indigenous tribes).

May 21, 1940 – Full Flower Moon

The May 1940 Full Moon was on Tuesday, May 21, 1940 at 9:33 AM. The Full Flower Moon was the third full moon of Spring. The May Full Moon was the Full Moon in Sagittarius.

As the third full moon in a season with four, the May Full Moon was called a Seasonal Blue Moon. Other nicknames for the May Full Moon include the Corn Planting Moon, and Milk Moon.

June 19, 1940 – Full Strawberry Moon

The June 1940 Full Moon was on Wednesday, June 19, 1940 at 7:01 PM. The Full Strawberry Moon was the last full moon of Spring. The June Full Moon was the Full Moon in Sagittarius. Other nicknames for the June Full Moon include: Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.

July 19, 1940 – Full Buck Moon

The July 1940 Full Moon was on Friday, July 19, 1940 at 5:55 AM. The Full Buck Moon was the first full moon of Summer. The July Full Moon was the Full Moon in Capricorn. Other nicknames for the July Full Moon include the Thunder Moon and Hay Moon.

August 17, 1940 – Full Sturgeon Moon

The August 1940 Full Moon was on Saturday, August 17, 1940 at 7:02 PM. The Full Sturgeon Moon was the second full moon of Summer. The August Full Moon was the Full Moon in Aquarius.

Other nicknames for the August Full Moon include the Barley Moon, Corn Moon, Dog Moon, Fruit Moon Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Herb Moon, Red Moon, and Wyrt Moon.

September 16, 1940 – Full Harvest Moon

The September 1940 Full Moon was on Monday, September 16, 1940 at 10:41 AM. The Full Harvest Moon was the last full moon of Summer. The September Full Moon was the Full Moon in Pisces. As the closest full moon to the Autumnal Equinox for the year, the September Full Moon was called the Harvest Moon.

October 16, 1940 – Full Hunter’s Moon

The October 1940 Full Moon was on Wednesday, October 16, 1940 at 3:15 AM. The Full Hunter’s Moon was the first full moon of Autumn. The October Full Moon was the Full Moon in Aries. The lunar eclipse in October was a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.

November 14, 1940 – Full Beaver Moon

The November 1940 Full Moon was on Thursday, November 14, 1940 at 9:23 PM. The Full Beaver Moon was the second full moon of Autumn. The November Full Moon was the Full Moon in Taurus. Another nickname for the November full moon is the Frosty Moon.

December 14, 1940 – Full Cold Moon

The December 1940 Full Moon was on Saturday, December 14, 1940 at 2:37 PM. The Full Cold Moon was the last full moon of Autumn. The December Full Moon was the Full Moon in Gemini. Other nicknames for the December Full Moon are the Long Nights Moon and the Oak Moon.

1940 Equinoxes and Solstices

The 1940 dates of the equinoxes and solstices were:

  • Spring Equinox (Vernal): March 20, 1940 at 1:25 PM
  • Summer Solstice: June 21, 1940 at 9:37 AM
  • Autumnal Equinox: September 23, 1940 at 12:46 AM
  • Winter Solstice: December 21, 1940 at 6:56 PM

Moon Phases in 1940

The dates of the lunar phases in 1940 were:

Moon CycleNew MoonFirst QuarterFull MoonLast Quarter
Wolf Moon 1940January 9, 1940, 8:53 AMJanuary 17, 1940, 1:21 PMJanuary 24, 1940, 6:22 PMJanuary 31, 1940, 9:47 AM
Snow Moon 1940February 8, 1940, 2:45 AMFebruary 16, 1940, 7:56 AMFebruary 23, 1940, 4:55 AMFebruary 29, 1940, 9:35 PM
Worm Moon 1940March 8, 1940, 9:23 PMMarch 16, 1940, 10:25 PMMarch 23, 1940, 2:33 PMMarch 30, 1940, 11:20 AM
Pink Moon 1940April 7, 1940, 3:18 PMApril 15, 1940, 8:45 AMApril 21, 1940, 11:37 PMApril 29, 1940, 3:49 AM
Flower Moon 1940May 7, 1940, 8:07 AMMay 14, 1940, 4:50 PMMay 21, 1940, 9:33 AMMay 28, 1940, 8:40 PM
Strawberry Moon 1940June 5, 1940, 9:05 PMJune 12, 1940, 9:59 PMJune 19, 1940, 7:01 PMJune 27, 1940, 2:13 PM
Buck Moon 1940July 5, 1940, 7:28 AMJuly 12, 1940, 2:35 AMJuly 19, 1940, 5:55 AMJuly 27, 1940, 7:29 AM
Sturgeon Moon 1940August 3, 1940, 4:09 PMAugust 10, 1940, 8:00 AMAugust 17, 1940, 7:02 PMAugust 25, 1940, 11:33 PM
Harvest Moon 1940September 2, 1940, 12:15 AMSeptember 8, 1940, 3:32 PMSeptember 16, 1940, 10:41 AMSeptember 24, 1940, 1:47 PM
Hunter’s Moon 1940October 1, 1940, 7:41 AMOctober 8, 1940, 1:18 AMOctober 16, 1940, 3:15 AMOctober 24, 1940, 1:04 AM
Beaver Moon 1940October 30, 1940, 5:03 PMNovember 6, 1940, 4:08 PMNovember 14, 1940, 9:23 PMNovember 22, 1940, 11:36 AM
Cold Moon 1940November 29, 1940, 3:42 AMDecember 6, 1940, 11:01 AMDecember 14, 1940, 2:37 PMDecember 21, 1940, 8:45 PM

What are the phases of the moon?

The four primary lunar phases are the new moon, the first quarter, the full moon, and the last quarter.

A new moon is the first lunar phase, which occurs on average about once a month or 29.53 days. The moon itself is not visible, though you may be able to “see” it because it blocks the visibility of the stars behind it.

A full moon occurs when the Earth is directly between the Sun and the Moon, allowing the moon to appear illuminated entirely. It happens about once a month, or 29.53 days on average.

The first quarter moon occurs between the new moon and the full moon, and the last quarter moon occurs after the full moon and before the next new moon.

Photo of the moon for the dates of the 1940 Full Moons

Sources

The dates and times provided by NASA in United States Eastern Time adjusted for Daylight Saving Time for part of the year in the United States (USA). Since you may be in a different time zone, the exact dates may shift for your calendar.